We invite you to come discover the vision and excitement at Baylor as we seek an innovative, service-oriented professional to fill an Academic Professional position in Baylor University Central Libraries.
Tracking ID#: F008044
POSITION: The Bob Bullock Archivist
The Bob Bullock Archivist works in the W. R. Poage Legislative Library, a dynamic research collection established in 1979 and devoted to collecting political materials. The Bob Bullock Archivist is responsible for collecting, organizing, processing and accessing archival materials. This is an academic professional position with faculty status.
Master's degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution with a concentration in archives; Master's degree in archival studies; or graduate degree in a relevant field (e.g. history or political science) with coursework in archival practice
Experience processing collections (graduate internships or capstone projects count toward this requirement)
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively; and to complete projects within a limited timeframe
Thorough knowledge of archival theory, methods, and practices and a basic knowledge of preservation techniques
Two or more years of successful experience processing large manuscript or university collections
Experience with archives management software (e.g. Archivists' Toolkit, Cuadra STAR, Eloquent)
Demonstrates leadership, vision and creativity in collecting, organizing, processing and providing access to the archival collections in Poage Library
Directs and oversees the appraisal, acquisition, processing, preservation, and digitization of special and archival collections
Creates finding aids using DACS, and stays abreast of national archival standards
Provides outstanding reference service to users as part of a dynamic service-oriented team
Identifies and develops successful relationships with potential donors
Promotes the visibility and use of the Bullock Archives and other library materials/collections
Assists in developing policies and procedures for all phases of archival work and management
Works collaboratively with library faculty and staff on assigned projects
Participates in planning, policy development, and Poage Library decision-making
Assists with Poage Library outreach endeavors
Writes and/or provides information for press releases about all processed collections
Trains and supervises student assistants working on manuscript and special collections
Provides updated information for the Poage Library website and other social networking sites
Fulfill scholarly and professional expectations as described in the University Policy on Academic Professionals
Represents Baylor at appropriate professional archival and library organizations
Serves on University Libraries and University Faculty Committees as appointed or elected
RANK AND SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE:To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by June 30, 2012.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit a letter of application and a resume or current curriculum vitae by email to Mr. Bill Hair, Chair, Bullock Archivist Search Committee at: